Gomantong Cave is temporarily closed until further notice

Overview

Be amazed by the richest and most exotic of birdlife of Borneo as you explore the East Coast of Sabah with our in-house Birding specialist guides. Over 8 wonderful days, we'll cover the Sepilok Nature Reserve, the Kinabatangan River and the Tabin Wildlife reserve where there are more than 316 different birds, 20 of them endemic to Borneo. Stay at the award winning ecolodge Sukau Rainforest Lodge.

Tour Highlights

    • Birding at Sepilok Nature Reserve
    • 02 Nights stay at Sukau Rainforest Lodge, Superior Room. Travel to SRL by speedboat
    • 03 afternoon river cruises and 02 early morning river cruise in search of Borneo's birdlife
    • Nature walk along Hornbill Boardwalk and Attenborough Boardwalk to learn about the flora in the area and maybe even sight some wildlife and birdlife
    • Experience the uniqueness of Gomantong Cave and its surrounding to witness the amazing bat exodus at dusk and see the bat hawks in action
    • At Sukau Rainforest Lodge, enjoy a night safari river cruise through Kinabatangan River to spot nocturnal wildlife (Optional Tour)
    • Bird watching in Tabin Wildlife Reserve
    • Exploring Kinabatangan River

Includes

Tours and transfers, accommodation and meals as specified, private river cruise in Sukau, entrance fees and English speaking guide.

Excludes

    Domestic airfare (Kota Kinabalu (BKI) - Sandakan (SDK) & Lahad Datu (LDU) - Kota Kinabalu (BKI), camera fee and items not mentioned, Tourism Tax (TTx) flat rate of RM10 per room per night.

Touch down at Sandakan Airport and be greeted by your guide and captain. Transfer to Sepilok Nature Resort. Take your time to relax and unwind. Overnight at Sepilok area.

Meals: Dinner

Get ready for a full-day of birdwatching in Rainforest Discovery Centre and explore the wonders of Borneo's flora, wildlife and birdlife. Overnight at Sepilok area.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Another exciting day of birdwatching awaits in Sepilok with a chance of spotting Borneo's ginger apes, the Orangutans during feeding time, then later a quick visit to the Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Depart to Sukau around noon on a 2.5hr boat journey through Sabah's longest river, Kinabatangan. Along the way, you'll get a chance to see some birdlife and wildlife. Check in at Sukau Rainforest Lodge and join in the afternoon river cruise for birdwatching.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Delight in a morning and afternoon river cruise for more birdwatching. Later, visit Gomantong Caves on one of the evenings to witness the exodus of bats as the bat hawks fly in for the kill. Go on the optional night cruise on one of these nights to get up close and observe sleeping birds nesting on the lower branches for great photo opportunities.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Delight in a morning and afternoon river cruise for more birdwatching. Go on the optional night cruise on one of these nights to get up close and observe sleeping birds nesting on the lower branches for great photo opportunities.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, proceed 2.5 hours overland to Lahad Datu before travelling another 1.5 hours on gravel road to Tabin Wildlife Reserve another haven for bird watching enthusiasts which boasts approximately 220 species of birds.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Another exciting full day of bird watching in Tabin. Overnight at Tabin Wildlife Resort.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, it will be free and easy until check out. Transfer to Lahad Datu Airport for late afternoon flight to Kota Kinabalu.

Meals : Breakfast

Rates

MYR 10,288.00 per person twin share

MYR 2,725.00 single supplement (per person)

Notes

Validity Rates are valid for travel by 31 Dec 2022

Availability This tour runs everyday. Prior booking required.

High Season Surcharge : MYR 252.00 at Sukau Rainforest Lodge (July - August)

Transfer Inclusion This tour package rates include pick-up and drop-off from Kota Kinabalu Airport or city hotel in Kota Kinabalu. Additional charge per person applies for pick-up and drop-off outside this area and pick up time may vary.

Additional Notes

Things to Bring

Bring Your Own Bottle

Borneo Eco Tours is moving towards a single-use plastic free environment! So, please join our movement by bringing your own refillable water bottle during your time with us. Our vans and coaches are prepared with water containers so that you can refill your bottle anytime throughout the tour.

Double or Twin Bed

Double or twin bed cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check in.

About Sukau Rainforest Lodge

Established since 1995, Sukau Rainforest Lodge (SRL) is an award-winning ecolodge and the only National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World in Malaysia. The lodge is located in Sukau, along the snaking Kinabatangan River, which is an area that is lush in biodiversity.

SRL provides a luxurious stay in the midst of the jungle that is paired with an exceptional wildlife and nature experience for its guests. Some of the highlights of your stay includes river safari cruises, wildlife sightings such as Proboscis monkeys, macaques, various birds, and even chances of spotting the rare Bornean pygmy elephants and orangutans.

SRL also stays true to its ecolodge ethos through its sustainable practices and operations.